The 2021 NFL draft hasn’t even started and the New Orleans Saints have made waves through some exploratory chatter. While a trade up into the 20’s was nearly a universal suspicion, news that the team is aggressively trying to move into the top 10 came as an abrupt shock. Identifying who New Orleans is coveting is almost impossible, but one can surmise that they have clear targets to serve as immediate playmakers.
As they continue to pursue a slot in the Top 10, albeit unsuccessfully, any plans of playing it safe in this draft are out the window. The Saints are infamously aggressive in the draft; with eight picks at their disposal, that rare capital could allow for some pointed moves. With that, here’s how New Orleans can take advantage of this tumultuous draft and get an A-plus haul out of this year’s class.